35 Funny Quotes and Jokes About Adulting

Being an adult can be quite difficult. From paying bills, attending appointments, completing household chores, and working a tiring 9-5 job, adulting is not always as glamorous as it seems. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed and could use a good laugh to brighten up your day, then you’re in luck! I’ve put together a collection of humorous jokes and quotes about adulting that are sure to put a smile on your face.

Relatable Quotes About Adulting

1. “I don’t run from my problems. I sit on my couch, play on my phone and ignore them like all other adults.” — Unknown

2. “That horrifying moment when you’re looking for an adult, but you realize you are an adult. So you look around for an older adult. An adultier adult. Someone better at adulting than you.” — Unknown

3. “My favorite childhood memory is not paying bills.” — Unknown

4. “I just wanna crochet and ignore all my adult problems.” — Unknown

5. “I have been putting a lot of thought into it and I just don’t think being an adult is gonna work for me.” — Unknown

6. “Don’t worry, kids. Being an adult is mostly just Googling how to do stuff.” — Unknown

7. “Drink some coffee and pretend you know what you’re doing.” — Unknown

8. “Being an adult is mostly just going to bed when you don’t want to and also waking up when you don’t want to.” — Unknown

9. “It’s been very funny to try to act like an adult. Even getting dressed. Every day, I’m like, ‘Should I wear a blazer and walk around with an umbrella? Do I carry a briefcase?’ Because I’m trying to be some image of the adults I saw on TV growing up.” — John Mulaney

10. “It’s all about baby steps and trying to figure out how to slowly, elegantly become an adult.” — Selena Gomez

11. “Being an adult is the dumbest thing I have ever done.” — Unknown

12. “All our lives, we want to grow up—to be treated like adults, to have freedom to choose. Then we get here, and it turns out being an adult sucks.” — Marcella Purnama

13. “Adulting is too hard. Let’s play something else.” ― Tanya Masse

Funny Quotes About Adulting

14. “I officially resign from adulthood. Decisions will be made using the eenie-meenie-minie-moe method and arguments will be settled by sticking out my tongue. I’ll be at recess if you need me.” — Unknown

15. “I may be an adult but I’m really more of an adult cat. Someone probably should take care of me but I can sorta make it on my own.” — Unknown

16. “I have decided that I no longer want to be an adult … If anyone needs me, I will be in my blanket fort … coloring” — Unknown

17. “Adulthood is like the vet, and we’re all the dogs that were excited for the car ride until we realized where we’re going.” — Unknown

18. “Adulthood is like looking both ways to cross a street only to get hit by a falling object. Unpredictable and headache inducing.” ― Lani Lynn Vale

19. “Coffee, because adulting is hard.” — Unknown

20. “Sometimes I think that the one thing I love most about being an adult is the right to buy candy whenever and wherever I want.” — Ryan Gosling

21. “The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.” — Jean Kerr

22. “Who let me adult? I can’t adult.” — Unknown

23. “Fettucini alfredo is macaroni and cheese for adults.” — Mitch Hedberg

24. “It’s no wonder we’re all such a mess, is it? We’re like Tom Hanks in Big. Little boys and girls trapped in adult bodies and forced to get on with it.” — Nick Hornby

25. “Becoming an adult is overrated and mythical.” ― Alex Clare-Young

Humorous Quotes and Jokes About Adulting

26. “You know you’re an adult when going to bed early with clean sheets is more appealing than going out on a Friday night.” ― Unknown

27. “Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.” ― Dr. Seuss

28. “I’m just gonna get gas in the morning.” Is one of the worst decisions you make as an adult.” ― Unknown

29. “You know you’re an adult when the thing you get most excited about is extra sleep.” ― Unknown

30. “How do people work 10 hours a day then come home and workout and cook? Adulting is an extreme sport.” ― Unknown

31. “People never grow up, they just learn how to act in public.” ― Bryan White

32. “Maybe adults aren’t afraid of monsters under the bed anymore because we know that if we get eaten by one we won’t have to go to work the next day.” ― Unknown

33. “As a child I assumed that when I reached adulthood, I would have grown-up thoughts.” ― David Sedaris

34. “Used to sneak out of my house to go to parties, now I sneak out of parties to go to my house.” ― Unknown

35. “In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.” ― Fran Lebowitz